Playlight Theater Company to Present THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY at Elektra Theatre

Playlight Theater Company to Present THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY at Elektra TheatrePlaylight Theater Company is proud to present THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY...Or, We Really Knead the Dough at the Elektra Theatre in the Times Square district of New York City!

Crusted Custard! The pies are missin'! In Skunk Valley, Ma and Pa Baker's livelihood is threatened when the evil Vincent Von Villenueva plots to take over the town starting with their pie shop. Can Chicken Farmer John save the old couple from his dastardly deeds, keep the town from becoming a rootin'-tootin' saloon destination and still prove his honor to the lovely shop girl? This hilarious spoof of turn-of-the-century melodramas-complete with a dashing hero, a mustache-twirling villain and a slew of wacky characters-is as American as...well, you know.

Set against the backdrop of the old west, THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY...Or We Really Knead the Dough encourages audience members to get involved in the action by cheering or booing the characters during entrances and exits, while a live piano emphasizes all the dramatic moments to hilarious results.

"The acting style of this era-mid to late 1800s-was unbelievably broad and gestural." says director Ben Tostado. "The characters of a melodrama are stock figures that everyone knows-the evil villain, the strong hero, the sweet damsel waiting to be rescued. In our production, however, we take these typical characters and spin them in a slightly different direction. For example, our villain does a tango, our hero is small, and our damsel, well, she's sweet, but feisty."

THE GREAT PIE ROBBERY...Or We Really Knead the Dough was previously performed at the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival in 2012.

For family audiences suitable for ages 8 & up. INFORMATION:

Cast: Zoe Anastassiou, Anna Anderson, Lindsey Bristol, Maniya Carter, Michael Fidalgo, Victoria Giambalvo, Anastasia Gonidelis, Alex M. Griffin, Garrett K. Lyons, Steve Macarus, Brendan Maly, Eric Miller, Henrick Sawczak, Brooke Singer, Amanda A. Thomas, Alex Vebman, Vicki Winters

Production: Ben Tostado (Playwright & Director), Luke Powers (General Manager), Ascenza Montalbano (Company Manager, Asst. Stage Manager), Kelly Michele Perez (Associate Manager), Angela Voelker (Marketing Director), Garrett Markgraf (Production Stage Manager), Lisa Renee Jordan (Costume Designer), Remy M. Leelike (Lighting Designer), Saul Guanipa (Sound Designer), Carl Tallent (Set Designer), Savannah Edgar (Scenic Artist), Sarah Schetter (Carpenter), Karl Hendrick (Pianist), Kit Goldstein Grant (Asst. Stage Manager), Kara Unterberg (Associate Producer), Samantha Shoffner (Prop Designer), Rachel Kaufman (Composer)

Dates: Opening Night Sat. 7/8 Sat. 7/15

Wed. 7/19

Sat. 7/22 Closing Night Sat. 7/29

@ 12PM and 3PM @ 12PM and 3PM @ 3PM
@ 12PM and 3PM @ 12PM and 3PM

Venue: Elektra Theatre - 300 W 43rd St New York, NY 10036, near 8th Avenue

Runtime: 75 minutes (approx). No intermission. No late seating.

Tickets: $31.50-$61.50; For tickets visit www.playlighttheatre.com

PLAYLIGHT THEATRE COMPANY fosters the creation, development and exploration of theatrical works while offering the community quality arts programming including musicals, plays and concerts in support of the artists that create them. www.playlighttheatre.com



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